‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn on Bringing His Personal Story To Life

Peter Sohn’s Elemental is set in the fictional city of Element City, where anthropomorphic elements of nature: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air co-exist. The story follows Ember (Leah Lewis) a tough, witty, and hot-headed fire element who has trouble controlling her emotions, and Wade Ripple (Mamoudou Athie), a go-with-the-flow water element who is overly emotional has no trouble expressing his emotions openly.

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‘Elemental’ Cast and Crew Open Up About Animating and Emoting the Elements

Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is anything but a simple love story about opposites attracting. The studio’s latest animated film is a nuanced exploration of culture clashes and the immigrant experience told through science and set in a world where elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air co-exist.

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‘Carl’s Date’ Trailer Teases ‘Up’ Hero on a Dating Adventure in Pixar’s Newest Short

Pixar’s Up is considered one of the best-animated features of all time. And the studio is honoring the film’s legacy with a brand-new short that follows Carl Fredricksen (voiced by the late Ed Asner), who goes on a brand-new life-changing adventure with his loyal dog companion Dug (voiced by Bob Peterson).

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NOC Review: Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ is a Sweet and Colorful Treat

It’s true that the best days of Pixar may be behind us. From modern day classics like Up, Wall-E, and Ratatouille, to more mediocre fare like Lightyear and Onward, the studio has essentially gone from “great” to “okay” after more than 20 years.

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‘Elemental’ Featurette and Posters Mix Cast Chemistry and Theatrical Experiences

With the release of Pixar’s Elemental just a few short weeks away, the studio has dropped some incredible marketing pieces from its massive debut at Cannes to a clip. Now, they have dropped a few new posters teasing the theatrical viewing experiences you can watch and an all-new featurette of the cast and crew talking about the recording process.

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‘Elemental’ Clip Paints the Ground Below and the Sky Above

Elemental made a big splash over the weekend with its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival. There, the main voice cast of Leah Lewis (Ember) and Mamoudou Athie (Wade), plus members of the French-language voice cast Adèle Exarchopoulos (Ember) and Vincent Lacoste (Wade) tonight on the beach joined director Peter Sohn, producer Denise Ream, and EP and CCO of Pixar Pete Docter. And now, the studio has released a brand-new clip showing what a meet cute looks like between fire and water. 

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Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Experience Goes on a Mall Tour

Pixar’s Elemental is set to hit theaters soon, and to help celebrate, Disney is launching a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that invites fans to dive into a world that only the studio can create. The exciting multi-city mall tour, which starts in New York and goes across the country before ending in San Fransisco, offers an immersive thematic environment for visitors of all ages. This means guests will feel the elements of Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth in fun and interactive ways.

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Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ to Close Out 76th Cannes Film Festival

Pixar Animation Studios has announced that Elemental, their 27th feature film, will close out the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 27, 2023. Elemental will be the fourth Pixar film to close the festival, after Up, Inside Out, and Soul.

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‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn Talks Representation and Science of Organic Awkwardness

On the surface, Pixar’s Elemental looks like a fun play on the classic opposites attract story, where two unlikely characters are thrown together and develop an unexpected relationship. But digging deeper, director Peter Sohn tells us that story along with delivering an appreciation for the parents who made great sacrifices for a new life in a new world with next to nothing but the clothes on their backs and their family. And we had the chance to talk to Sohn about Pixar’s upcoming animated film and what it means to him to share his story with the world.

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‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn on Sharing His Personal Story Through Animation

Pixar is at its element when they are delivering original storytelling. It’s something that they pride themselves in doing. And while sequels expand upon some of their classics, nothing beats a Pixar original. Especially when those stories come from a personal place, like director Peter Sohn‘s Elemental.

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‘Elemental’ Footage Reveals a Culture Clash Story Bursting with Color and Emotion

From director Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur), Elemental is Pixar Animation Studios’ 27th feature film. While the themes of opposites attract are quite literal, the film also explores the experiences of growing up as a child of first-generational parents. And The Nerds of Color joined their fellow journalists to preview some footage at Pixar Animation Studios. There, we learned about how Sohn’s latest film and how culture clashes and opposites attract play into it.

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Pixar’s Romantic ‘Elemental’ Trailer Has Fiery Potential

Generally, the elements of fire and water do not mix, with the latter extinguishing the other. But such a dichotomous relationship could prove to be interesting. And Pixar director Peter Sohn wants to showcase that in Elemental. Now, after getting a small sneak peek at the D23Expo, the animation studio has revealed the first look at the upcoming film featuring the voices of Leah Lewis as the voice of Ember Lumen, and Mamoudou Athie as the water-based Wade Ripple.

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D23Expo: Pixar Teases Exciting Originals and Sequels

One can’t go into the D23 Expo without seeing any exclusive new footage of their upcoming slate. And that’s what we got during the Walt Disney Studio, Walt Disney Studios Animation, and Pixar. For this portion, we will be covering the highly anticipated theatrical films from Elemental and Elio, to exciting sequels like Inside Out 2. And of course, their new Disney+ Original, Win or Lose.

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Pixar Releasing ‘Elemental’ in Summer 2023

Pixar’s success is built on its original storytelling. From their Toy Story flagship franchise all the way to Turning Red, audiences around the globe have seen the human experience through fantastical stories of the life of toys, monsters, and emotions. But the studio’s latest reveal teases they are going Elemental.

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